I have been writing down my impressions of the world around me since I was able to put pen to paper.
I have been a Registered Nurse for thirty-eight years. A great deal of my poetry reflects my experiences with various forms of mental illness and difficult life situations.
I believe we all have the ability to move away from our everyday cache of generalizations and judgments into a place of compassion, understanding and wisdom.
I have always wanted to make a difference in the lives of people around me.
If my writing helps someone to change the angle of their vision; if it gives birth to new ideas to consider; if it helps in coping with the many problem solving opportunities we have in our lives then I have done what I desire to do.
I have communicated with intent and left some meaningful part of myself behind.
Crossing Over is a book about change; places where we step over lines, where lines dissolve and reappear in our lives.
The beautiful poetry in this book captures everything from the plight of the homeless to crossing over the line of sanity into the shadowy world of the mentally ill.
Between the words is the constant theme of embracing the changes in your life with hope for a better tomorrow.